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Agora: A Search Engine for Software Components

  • August 1998
  • By Robert C. Seacord, Scott Hissam, Kurt C. Wallnau
  • This 1998 report documents Agora, a software prototype that was developed by the SEI to create an automatically generated and indexed database of software products classified by component model.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-98-TR-011
  • Abstract

    Agora is a software prototype being developed by the Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS)-Based Systems Initiative at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). The object of this work is to create an automatically generated and indexed worldwide database of software products classified by component model. Agora combines introspection with Web search engines to reduce the costs of bring software to, and finding components in, the software marketplace. This report describes Agora's role in an emerging component industry and the features and capabilities provided by Agora. The implementations of a JavaBeans agent and a Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) agent are also described. These agents are used to gather components of their respective types.

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SEI

Seacord, Robert; Hissam, Scott; & Wallnau, Kurt. Agora: A Search Engine for Software Components. CMU/SEI-98-TR-011. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 1998. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13117

IEEE

Seacord. Robert, Hissam. Scott, and Wallnau. Kurt, "Agora: A Search Engine for Software Components," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-98-TR-011, 1998. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13117

APA

Seacord, Robert., Hissam, Scott., & Wallnau, Kurt. (1998). Agora: A Search Engine for Software Components (CMU/SEI-98-TR-011). Retrieved August 28, 2016, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13117

CHI

Robert Seacord, Scott Hissam, & Kurt Wallnau. Agora: A Search Engine for Software Components (CMU/SEI-98-TR-011). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13117

MLA

Seacord, Robert., Hissam, Scott., & Wallnau, Kurt. 1998. Agora: A Search Engine for Software Components (Technical Report CMU/SEI-98-TR-011). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13117

BibTex

@techreport{SeacordAgoraA1998,
title={Agora: A Search Engine for Software Components},
author={Robert Seacord and Scott Hissam and Kurt Wallnau},
year={1998},
number={CMU/SEI-98-TR-011},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13117} }